Linda Carty was sentenced to death in 2002 for her part in the abduction and murder of a 25-year-old woman, Joana Rodriguez.
Carty, 50, was arrested and later convicted in connection to the kidnap and murder of Joana Rodriguez, who was seized alongside her four-day-old son by three men on 16 May 2001.
The baby was later found unharmed in a car, but Rodriguez was found dead, having suffocated after having duct-tape put over her mouth and a plastic bag placed around her head.
At the subsequent trial, prosecutors argued that the men were hired by Carty who, unable to get pregnant herself, intended to "cut the baby out" out of the woman and pass the child off as her own.
Carty believes she was framed for the crime by the three men who carried out the abduction due to her earlier work as an informant for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). But the DEA agent who recruited Carty was not interviewed over her claims.
Last week, the United Kingdom government sent an amicus brief to the United States Appeals Court complaining of lack of notification of the woman's arrest and trial and ineffective counsel.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman added that it will make representations against the use of the death penalty.
Carty was born on 5 October 1958 on the island of St Kitts to Anguillian parents and holds a United Kingdom Dependent Territory Passport and as such, British national's arrested should have been notified to the British Embassy under a bilateral treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States. She was a primary school teacher in St. Kitts and lived there until she was 23 years.
More than seven years after the death sentence was handed down, Carty case is now in the hands of the Federal Courts - the final stage in the appeal process. Texas is dedicated to the death penalty, and Carty could face execution as early as next year.
As Anguillians, why aren’t we seemed to be concerned?